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  • In a modern updating of the story, which is set in ancient Rome, Ms. Urquiola has created a soaring, distinctly Urquiola-like space, set off by a veil-like latticed platform.

    Design With a Poetical Touch

  • The night sky was streaked with thin, veil-like clouds, but the half moon was bright enough to penetrate any obstacle and illuminate the ocean and the shore.

    Olivia

  • She followed Agent Li to the massive tent, and he drew the veil-like plastic aside.

    Dark Oracle

  • The groom donned a formal grey suit while the "bride" wore a flowing veil-like cape attached to her collar.

    Joe Guiso, 20-Year-Old Australian Man, Marries His Dog In Park Ceremony

  • It looked/sounded similar to Avada Kedavra, except that, you know, it sounded more like “Abracadabra” and, well, the AK generally drops people where they stand, not sends them floating backward in a mystified sort of way until some strange veil-like mist envelops them and spirits them off.

    initial thoughts: ootp « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • It's beautiful amber, one that is not as weighty as other ambers - veil-like and soft, like summer cashmere.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • It was particularly noticeable at the moment, because smoke was coming out of it, slipping veil-like up the face of the rock above, leaving a sharp scent in the cold, dry air.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • A nervous group of Salvadorian Sisters in immaculate white uniforms and starched, veil-like headdresses were busily at work assisting the special team of doctors.

    Cradle and All

  • And suddenly, her vision pulled back and she saw the bush near the fern, the veil-like leaves of the willow birch that stood a few feet away.

    The Day of the Tempest

  • At that moment, one of the waitresses (a delicate creature like a winged lizard with veil-like wings sprouting from her shoulder blades) came over and tapped Chinthliss on the arm.

    Chrome Circle

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